Things to Know About Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery, much like any surgery involves a certain level of risk. Even the simplest procedures can result in serious complications. Our bodies are quite unpredictable, we can react negatively to anesthesia used or medications administered post-procedure. Cosmetic surgeries can involve not only physical risk, but psychological risk as well.
1. Expectations vs Reality
As humans we have the natural tendency to set extremely high exceptions and standards. Most of the time our expectations do not align with reality. When undergoing a cosmetic procedure, seek improvements not perfection. Expecting the face of a Hollywood starlet post surgery will leave you extremely disappointed. Also, your reason for a cosmetic surgery should not be dependent on external factors. Do not expect a cosmetic procedure to place you in a relationship, land a promotion at work, or help you gain a wider social circle. The procedure should be for you, and only you.
The expenses involved in cosmetic procedures range depending on the type of procedure. Some procedures may only be a couple hundred dollars, while others may cost thousands of dollars. Most cosmetic surgeries are not covered by insurance. Insurance companies do not view cosmetic procedures as life threatening, so they are not required to cover them. Be wise about your finances when undergoing a cosmetic procedure. Consider a payment plan that allows you to pay in installments.
As stated before, much like any surgical procedure cosmetic procedures involve risk. During the procedure excessive bleeding can occur or an infection can form at the incision site post-procedure. A patient may also experience dissatisfaction with the results of the surgery. Changes to your physical appearance, even minor ones may be difficult to digest. Some people have a hard time getting used to the changes to their physical appearance. Your doctor will inform you of all potential risk prior to the surgery. All risks noted should be carefully considered before you continue with the procedure. Some complications during surgery can alter your life permanently.
4. Recovery time
Recovery time may vary depending on the nature of the cosmetic procedure. Some procedures require only days of recovery time, while others require months of recovery time. For example a breast implant procedure may take months to heal. However, a simple botox procedure may only take a few days of recovery time. It is difficult to give an exact amount of time for recovery time because people are different. It is always recommended that you take the necessary time needed to recover. Resuming to your regular life prematurely may cause disrupt healing time and cause complications.
If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice done during a cosmetic surgery, feel free to contact us at Colley and Colley.